The EXA24160 is a next-generation network packet broker capable of filtering up to OSI Layer 7. The EXA24160 is capable of advanced functionality such as deduplication, time-stamping, and session-based filtering on a keyword (search the payload of a packet for specific keyword match) or regular expression matching (search the payload for a pattern match). This is accomplished by a pair of powerful x86 processors that handle L5-7 filtering.
The EXA24160 is an ideal device for applications that require protocol decoding and protocol correlation (e.g. SIP and RTP correlation; User Plane and Signalling Plane of mobile networks). This is especially true in high-bandwidth scenarios where one or more EXA24160s can be paired with Cubro’s advanced G5 packet brokers to effectively scale to multi-terabit per second traffic loads. Additionally, the EXA24160 offers critical features for Mobile Network Operators such as GTP tunnel stripping, GTP encapsulation, GTP load balancing, and IMSI filtering.